ALEXANDER HAHN

electronic media artist

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Born in Rapperswil | Switzerland, 1954

BFA, Hochschule der Künste/University of the Arts, Zürich, 1974-1979

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, 1981


Lives and works in New York and Zurich

contact:

post (at) alexanderhahn.com

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2018  The Shed Space, Brooklyn, NY (India Material

         (curator: Roberta Bonisson) 

2017  Kunstzeughaus Rapperswil/CH (Im Fokus: Alexander Hahn

         (curators: Victoria Fleury, Lorin Reichwein) 

         Schlesinger Stiftung, Wald/AR/CH (Moonlighting: Dance by Lunar Polarity)  

         (curator: Christian Rothmaler)

2015  Kunstraum Oktogon, Bern/CH (All the World is a Stage

2013  New York Electronic Festival, Harvestworks, New York (Indian Records

2012  Harvestworks, New York 

        (Cao Chang Di Road on November 24 2009 I Stood There Waiting

2010  Kunstraum Oktogon, Bern/CH (Bringing Things to a Standstill

         Le Petit Versailles, New York (Luminous Point

2008 Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genoa/IT 

         (part of Festival della Scienza: Alexander Hahn - Luminous Point

2007  Padiglione d‘Arte Contemporanea, Ferrara/IT (La Signoria degli Astri, retrospective)

          Museum der Moderne, Salzburg/AT (Works 1976-2006

          Kunstmuseum Solothurn /CH (Works 1976-2006

2006  Darat-al-Funun, Amman/JO 

2003  Kunsthalle Winterthur/CH (Mémoires Astrales d'un Homme Volant

2002  Musée Jenisch, Vevey/CH (Mémoires Astrales d'un Homme Volant

2000  Netmage, LINK, Bologna/IT (Memory of Presence

1999   Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin/DE (I Came Here to Sleep

1998   World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam/NL (Popular Admiration of Great Thieves

1997   Kunstmuseum Bern (Gesichtswahrnehmung) Bern/CH 

1996   International Center of Photography, New York/US (Fundamentals of Legerdemain)

          Galeria Foksal, Warsaw/PL (On the Nature of Things

1995   Kunsthaus Zürich/CH (Personal Records

1994   Daad Galerie, Berlin/DE (Rats

1993   World Wide Video Centre, The Hague/NL (Of Shadow & Light

1984   White Columns, New York/US (Cyborgs and Other New Machines

1982   Franklin Furnace, New York/US (Plant #50-316

          626 Broadway, New York/US  (Plant #xx-xxx/Wege

1979   Galerie Toni Gerber, Bern/CH (Wege

1978   Galerie Apropos, Luzern/CH (Wege)



Bi-personal Exhibitions


2014  c|e contemporary, Milan/IT,  Vis-à-vis #6: Chiara Coccorese | Alexander Hahn 

2008 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco/US 

         Room for Thought: Alexander Hahn & Yves Netzhammer (curator: Rudolf Frieling)



Group exhibitions and festivals


2019  9th Cairo International Video Festival, Cairo/EG (world premiere of Thought Forms)

         New York Electronic Art Festival, Governor's Island, New York 

         Physical and Digital: multifaceted visions in electronic art (curator: Carol Parkinson)                       

         Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York,  Art&Friends (curator: Regula Ruegg) 

         Kino Kiwi, Schaffhausen,  Poetische Flucht in die Wirklichkeit 

         (curators: Carmen E. Kreis,  Eveline Schüep)

2018  Etherea # 2 -  No Limits, Brera Mediateca, Milano/IT  

        (curatos: Viana Conti, Derrick de Kerckhove, Virginia Monteverde)  

         EPA CINE – El Palomar International Independent Film Festival /AR (Latinoamérica  

         premiere of  Antloop ) 

2017  Etherea # 1 -  Digital Universe - The medium is the message

         Art Commission Events Association, Genoa/IT  

         (curators: Viana Conti, Derrick de Kerckhove, Virginia Monteverde)  

         Little Cinema, International Festival for Experimental Films & New Media Art,  

         TENT, Kolkata/IN  

         GROUND Art Center, Moscow/RU (Extended Cahiers

         curators: Madeleine Amsler, Patrick Gosatti)  

         Kunstzeughaus, Rapperswil/CH,  Cottidiana 

         (curators: Victoria Fleury, Petra Giezendanner, Lorin Reichwein )  

         BDFIL - International Comics Festival, Lausanne/CH,  Le Chat 

         (curator: Dominique Radrizzani)  

         Swiss National Museum, Zurich/CH,  Rebel Video (curator: Heinz Nigg)  

         Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York,  Measured Time, Art&Friends (curator: Regula Ruegg)           

         Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich and Helmhaus Zürich/CH

         Ewige Gegenwart. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Graphischen Sammlung ETH Zürich        

         (curators: Linda Schädler & Simon Maurer) 

2016  Kunstmuseum Solothurn/CH, Zeit verstreichen. Moment und Dauer in der    

         Gegenwartskunst (curator: Patricia Bieder) 

         Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil /CH

         Von Anselm bis Zilla: Einblicke in die Sammlung Peter & Elisabeth Bosshard 

         (curator: Petra Giezendanner) 

         Haus der Universität Düsseldorf/DE 

         (Maschinenträume. Kunst zwischen Science-Fiction und Zukunftsentwurf)

         Bronx Breeze, New York, Dreamscapes (curator: Anna Pasztor) 

         Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York,  Art&Friends ( curators Regula Ruegg, Katrin Roos)      

         Contemporary Culture Center, Palazzo Tagliaferro , Andora/IT,  Nel Flusso dell'Opera   

         (curator: Viana Conti) Festival della Scienza, Genova/IT 

         Fri-Art Centre d'art contemporain, Fribourg/CH 

         Film Implosion! Experiments in Swiss Cinema and Moving Images 

2015  Hunter Gallery, New York, The Experimental TV Center, ETC - a History 

         (curator: Sarah A. Watson) 

         Kunsthalle St. Gallen/CH,  Heimspiel 

2014  CAFA Art Museum, Beijing/CN (Hyper-Seeing, curator: Keyi Messi Luo) 

         Museo cantonale d'arte, Lugano /CH  

         TI-CH. Arte svizzera nelle acquisizioni del Museo Cantonale d’Arte, 1999-2014

         (curator: Elio Schenini)

2013  Musée Jenisch, Vevey/CH (Lemancolia, curator: Dominique Radrizzani) 

         Anthology Archives, New York, Experimental Documentaries

         (curator: Tova Beck-Friedmann) 

         Artisterium, Tbilisi/GE (Difference Screen, curators: Bruce Allan & Ben Eastop) 

         Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar/MN (Difference Screen

         Clarewell Caves, Forest of Dean/GB (Difference Screen

         VideoEx, Zürich/CH 

         Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi/IN ( Parallel Cities ) 

         Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon/IN (Sarai Reader 09 | Event 03, curator: media Raqs) 

2012  India Art Fair, New Delhi/IN (Video Lounge)  

         Kunsthalle St. Gallen /CH (Heimspiel) 

         Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil/CH (Springende Lachse

2011   nextex, St. Gallen/CH (ctrl + 0 - digital Art, curator: Corinne Schatz) 

         Anthology Film Archives, New York

         Experimental Television Center Tribute (curator: Sherry Miller) 

         Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York (Art&Friends, curator: Regula Ruegg & Karin Roos) 

         Time In Gallery, New York (Amphibian, curator: Mathew Greenbaum) 

         Helmhaus Zurich/CH (Café des Rêves, curator: videocompany) 

2010  Art Köln, IMAI Videolounge, Cologne /DE 

         Festival des Films sur l'Art, Montréal/CA (curator: Chantal Molleur) 

         Centre PasquArt, Bienne/CH (Timelapse, curator: Zhang Ga)  

         Theatre du Passage, Neuchatel/CH (Imaging the Future, 5th Edition

         Kunsthaus Aarau/CH (An Evening of Swiss Video Art

         Kunstmuseum Solothurn/CH (Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit, curator: Christoph Voegele)     

         Galleria Neon Campobase, Bologna/IT (Playlist, curator: Viana Conti)    

         Videonale Bonn /DE 

2009 National Art Museum of China, Beijing/CN (Media Art China - Timelapse, curator: Zhang Ga

         18th Triennale Grenchen/CH (art limited – multiple art

         curators: Daniel Gaemperle & Thomas Woodtli)

2008 Harvestworks, New York/US (30th Anniversary Benefit) 

         Kunstmuseum Luzern/CH  (Swiss Video Art from the 70s and 80s. A Reconstruction,  

         curators: Johannes Gfeller & Irene Schubiger) 

         Musée Jenisch, Vevey/CH (I LOVE Jenisch, curator: Dominique Radrizzani) 

         Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne/CH 

         (Comme des bêtes, curator: Bernard Fibicher)

2007 Villa Merkel, Esslingen/DE (Brave Lonesome Cowboy, curator: Konrad Bitterli) 

         Trudelhaus, Baden/CH (Unterwegs, curator: Brigitta Rosenberg) 

2005 Dumbo Arts Festival, New York 

         Cinema Texas, Austin          

         Gallery 128, New York 

         Transat Video, Caen/FR 

         Mediaart Friesland, Harlingen/ NL 

         Kunstmuseum Bern/CH (Brennpunkt Schweiz) 

         Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (Me myself I, curator: Konrad Bitterli) 

2004 CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY and  Harvestworks, New York/US 

         (whiz bang, curator: Meg Shiffler)

2003 Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca/IT (Travel of the Immobile Man, curator: Viana Conti) 

2002 Villa Croce, Genova/IT (Travel of the Immobile Man, curator: Viana Conti) 

         48. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen /DE (Images of Catastrophe, curator: Florian Wüst)

         Institut für digitale Kultur [IDK ] Palais Besenval, Solothurn/CH

         (ZZ zur Zeit, curator: Jörg Mollet)

2000 Akademie der Künste, Berlin/DE (Bleibe, curators: Karen & Jörg van den Berg) 

1999  Oboro, Montréal ( au naturel, curator: Florian Wuest)

         Phototage Biel/CH (curators: Vincent Juillerat & Stefano Stoll) 

         Kunsthaus Langenthal/CH (MediaSkulptur '99. Video-Kunst-Szene-Schweiz

1997  Musée Neuhaus, Biel/CH (Un Autre Regard, curator: Betty Stocker)

1996 Swiss Institute, New York (Video-I see,  curators: Esther Maria Jungo & Maria Smolenicka)   

         Untere Fabrik Sissach/CH (Lointain. Wege des Imaginären in der Wiedergabe des Realen,     

         curator: Esther Maria Jungo)

1995 Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid/ES (Vagamundo: reflexiones sobre el exilio) 

1994 Center for Contemporary Arts, Warschau/PL (Lab V, curator: Ryszard Kluczyński)

        Schloss Plön/DE (Sommer Exhibition, curator: Valentin Rothmaler)

1993 The New Museum, New York (The Final Frontier, curator: Alice Yang) 

         Museum of Modern Art, Oslo /NO 

         Neues Technisches Museum, Dresden/DE 

1992  Kunsthalle Basel/CH 

1989 Kunstverein Köln/DE (Videoskulptur, curators: Edith Decker & Wulf Herzogenrath)    

         Kunsthaus Zürich/CH (Videoskulptur, curators: Edith Decker & Wulf Herzogenrath) 

         Artists Space, New York/US 

         Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Tokyo/JP 

         Video Gallery Scan, Tokyo/JP 

1988  SIGGRAPH, Atlanta, Georgia 

         3rd Australian Video Festival, Sydney/AU

         North Florida Video Festival, Jacksonville 

         Video Wochen im Wenkenpark, Basel/CH (curators: Reinhard Manz & René Pulfer) 

         WNET/13, New Television, New York (curator: Cara Mertes) 

1987  Kunsthaus Zürich (Stiller Nachmittag: Aspekte Junger Schweizer Kunst, curator: Toni Stooss) 

         American Film Institute, Los Angeles 

         American Museum of the Moving Image, New York 

         The Kitchen, New York (Techno Bop, curator: Sara Hornbacher) 

         Ars Electronica, Linz/AT 

         Int’l Festival of New Cinema/Video, Montreal/CN 

         World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag/NL 

1986 Anthology Archives, New York

         Cast Iron Cable TV, New York (curator: Ira Schneider) 

         Städtische Galerie Erlangen/DE 

1985  Alternative Museum, New York (Alternating Currents

         Anderson Gallery, Richmond/US (Future Histories)

         Film Video Arts, New York (Video Works On Paper)

         Fri.Art, New York (Made in Switzerland)

         The Kitchen, New York 

1984  Franklin Furnace, New York (Artists as Filmakers

         Makkom, Amsterdam/NL 

         Video 84, Montréal/CA 

1983  International Video Art Festival, Locarno/CH 

         Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne/DE (Szene Schweiz) 

         96 Grand Street Gallery, New York (Image Latente)

         Terminal Show, Brooklyn 

         White Columns, New York (Science & Prophecy, curators: Steven Whitesell & Joel Handorff)

         Caidoz Gallery, New York (Catchwords, curators: Alexander Hahn & Robert Montoya) 

1982  Campus, Montréal/CA (curator: Monti Cantsin) 

         International Video Art Festival, Locarno/CH 

         Judy Caden Gallery, New York (curator: Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer) 

         Grommet Gallery, New York (Pastiche, curator: Jean Dupuy) 

         The Pyramid, New York 

         Ward Nasse Gallery, New York (curator: Maggie Reilly) 

1981   A's, New York 

         Des Refuses, New York Monumental Show, Brooklyn 

         (curators: Frank Shiffreen, Michael Keane & George Moore)



Video installations and objects, selection


Albedo 0.30, 24hr HD video loop for LED mosaic, 10 x 4.3 m (2019) 

The Dead | Dinanath Pathy, HD video loop, cylinder anamorphosis (2018) 

Gentleman of the Road - Going Back I'll give you 100 Rupees, 8 projectable pens, motors, dimensions variable (2017) 

The Rationalization of Sight, LED strobe, phenakistoscope, platter, motor, size variable (2017) 

Endless Holidays, Star Magic, Acrobat,  Finding Debbie. v. d. P., gifs, 4K, dimensions variable (2017) 

Watching a Gora drive by while taking a Pee, stereoscope viewer, transparency, LED, 5ft 1" iron pipe, flange (2017) 

The Dead | Maximo Cosentini, HD video loop, cylinder anamorphosis (2017) 

Moonlighting: Dance by lunar polarity, 360º virtual reality (VR) 3D computer animation (2017) 

Triumph of Labor, LED wheel, motor, 6ft 1 1/4" iron pipe, flange, motion sensor (2016)

Making Savaale Samaali, mixed media, HD video loop, dimensions variable (2016) 

Boy by the Ganges, mixed media,  HD video loop,  dimensions variable (2016) 

CFL - Coded Fluorescent Light, for large HD video LCD panel, 5:55' loop (2016) 

Tectonic Shifts, 6 augmented reality (AR) prints, cellphone or tablet, dimension variable (2016) 

The Dead | Nico Castel, Lou Reed, Taylor Mead, etc., 12 HD video loops, cylinder anamorphoses (2015) 

Morse Rigveda X, 158, 4-5, HD video projection or flatscreen, 1:34', loop, (2012) 

Caochangdi Road, HD video projection, 41:43', loop (2012) 

The Dead | Max Mathews, HD loop for mirrored cylinder (2012)

ON, single channel HD loop (2012) 

Public Spaces - Private Strangers - Temporal Attractions, 3 channel HD video for LCD (2011) 

Master of the Staring Eye, ultra wide video mural, 3 contiguous HD video projections (2007) 

Luminous Point, interactive DVD (2005) 

Occurrence on Broadway & Columbus, circular floor projection (2005) 

N 36º25’12” W 116º48’43“ (Zabriskie Pt.), 16:9 plasma display work (2004) 

Rabbit in your Headlights, 2 ch. anamorphic video mural (2003) 

The Dead | 5 Anamorphoses, 5 TV tubes & cylindrical mirrors (2002) 

Moving Vast Amounts of Water to a Barren Place, double projection (2002) 

Plant Cycle, computer animation for 4:3 TV tube or LCD monitor (2002)

Memory of Present, 4 anamorphic video projections (2000)

My Own Private Universe, 3 computer animations for rear projection (1999) 

Memory of Light - Light of Memory, for 2 video projectors (1998) 

The Invisible Never Happens, for 3 video projectors and wax screens (1998) 

My Life as a Ghost, linear anamorphic video for 2 projectors (1998) 

Séance, for image wiper and video projector (1997) 

On The Nature Of Things, for rain machine, 4 TV tubes & 1 video beam (1996) 

The Kircher Itinerary, cycle of 4 installations w. stripped tv tubes (1990-1993) 

Arthur, 5 video channels for 8 TV tubes, soundscape w. 10 audio channels (1988)

Urban Memories, for 3 TV monitors (1986) 

Plant # 216/349, 2 TV-tubes, doll, anamorphic paper shapes (1982)



Permanent, commissioned installations


2019  Albedo 0.30, 33 x 15 ft. LED Mosaic with 24hr video,

         F. Hoffmann - La Roche, entrance lobby of Home for IT , Kaiseraugst, Basel/CH 

1999  My Own Private Universe, 3 computer animations, rear projections, 

         Swisscom headquarters, Worblaufen/CH



Single Channel Videos (selection)


Thought Forms, 6:04' (2019) 

Antloop, 6:27' (2013) 

Indian Records, 33:28' (2013) 

Shades of Gray 1 & 2, 3:00' (2012) 

Capturing Natural Sounds in the age of the vintage 78 records and other thoughts on traveling between different realities, parts 1-4, 8:21‘ (2005) 

Dirt Site, 15:30' (1990) 

Aerial Stills, 5:00' (1988) 

Viewers of Optics, 11:30' (1987) 

Aviation Memories, 7:30' (1986) 

Secret Sanctions, 10:00' (1986) 

State of Being, 20:00' (1982) 

The Outer Plant, 28:00' (1982) 

A Real World Film, 6:00' (1981) 

Demis, 15:00' (1977) 

Jona, 3:00' (1977)



CG Imagery | Prints (most recent)


Public Places - Private Strangers - Temporal Encounters (2000 + ongoing) 

Simulated Drawings - Spurious Engravings (2001 + ongoing) 

Bringing Things to a Standstill (2010 + ongoing) 

The Artist's Studio as Encryption Lab (1996 + ongoing) 

Black Hole Sun (2007-2010) 

Answerable Questions & Questionable Answers to Various Visual Systems (2001 + ongoing)



Awards


Production Grant of the Canton St. Gallen Lottery Fund (2015)  

Cultural Prize of the City of Rapperswil-Jona/CH (2011)

Cultural Award of St. Gallen/CH (2009)

Media Production Grant of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York (2008)

Work Grant of the City of Zurich/CH (2007)

Finishing Funds Experimental TV Center, Owego, NY/US (2005)

the namics Art Prize/CH (2002)

Cultural Foundation Award, Union Bank of Switzerland (2003)

The Laser d’Oro, VideoArt Festival, Locarno/CH (1998)

Price for Young Swiss Art, Zurich/CH (1995)

Media Production Grant of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York (1995)

Swiss National Grant/CH (1993)

World Wide Video Festival Installation Award for The Bernoulli Itinerary, The Hague/NL (1992)

Grand Prix Festival International du Jeune Vidéo for Dirt Site, Montréal/CA (1992)

Special Mention 6ème MIV & TV Festival for Dirt Site, Montbéliard/FR (1992)

Work of Excellence for Dirt Site, Tokyo Video Festival/JP (1990)

Honorable Mention for Dirt Site, Australian Video Festival (1990)

Media Production Grant of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York (1990)

Media Production Grant of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York (1989)

San Francisco Poetry Film Festival Kenneth Patchen Award for Arthur (1989)

Swiss National Grant/CH (1988)

World Wide Video Festival Installation Award for Arthur, The Hague/NL (1992)

Media Production Grant of the New York State Council on the Arts, New York (1988)

Recognition Award for Urban Memories, Union Bank of Switzerland (1987)

Swiss National Grant/CH (1987)

Grand Prix Ville de Genève for Viewers of Optics, 2e Semaine Int. de Vidéo, Genève/CH (1987)

Best of Festival for Viewers of Optics, North Florida Video Festival (1987)

Award 12th Poetry Film Festival for Viewers of Optics, San Francisco (1987)

1st Prize Computer Graphics for Urban Memories,

Video Culture International, Don Mills, Ontario/CA (1987)

New York Foundation for the Arts/US (1986)

Art Matters, New York (1986)

Cultural Foundation Award, Union Bank of Switzerland (1985)

Committee for the Visual Arts Grant, New York (1984)

Fondation de la Vocation (1984)



On-line, social media


vimeo, video archive & installation documentaries (ongoing) 

facebook, video vignettes, (2008 & ongoing) 

linkedIn, video vignettes 

tumblr,  Singular Acts, video vignettes (2013 & ongoing) 

blogspot, Bharat | India, video vignettes (Oct 2012 - Jan 2013) 

Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, LINKI  (2001) 

(This a ported version with updated links, the piece commissioned by the Zamek. Work in progress to revive the original page with some of the links from 2001 no longer extant or now pointing to sites with same address but entirely different context.)



Artist in Residencies


Signal Culture, Owego/NY (2015, 2020)

Pro Helvetia, Swiss Cultural Council India Residency, New Delhi + Varanasi (2012)

Bogliasco Foundation, Artist in Residence, Genova/IT (1997, 2006)

Darat-al-Funun A.I.R., Amman/JO (2006)

art+com, Artist in Residence, Berlin/DE (1994-1995) DAAD fellowship, Berlin/DE (1993)

Istituto Svizzero di Roma (1990)

Harvestworks Residency, New York/US (1989)

Experimental Television Center Residency, Owego/NY (1986, annually through 2012)



Visiting Artist, Lectures


Pratt Institute for Art and Design, New York (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2003)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland (2015, 2002)

Tongji University, Shanghai, China (2014)

School of Design, Basel, Switzerland (2014, 2007, 1986)

Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2009)

Media Art Academy Hangzhou, China (2009)

Now Art Museum, Beijing, China (2009)

CEPV, Centre d'enseignement professionnel de Vevey, Switzerland (2007, 2008, 2009)

ESBAT, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Tours, France (1997)

Kunstschule Wetzikon, Switzerland (2000)

Humboldt University, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Berlin, Germany (1999)

University of Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland (1997)

University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany (1993)

Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany (1993)



Publications


The Re-invention of the Epistolary Form in the Work of Alexander Hahn, Cathie Payne in Digital Media and Documentary - Antipodean Approaches (Springer, 2018) 

Alexander Hahn - La Signoria degli Astri/The Segniory of Stars, Daniele Gasparinetti, Maria Luisa Pacelli, 36p./DVD, Italian, Padiglione d‘Arte Contemporaneo, Ferrara/IT (2007) 

Alexander Hahn/Works 1976-2006, Christoph Voegele, Konrad Bitterli, Sabine Rusterholz, Margrit Zuckriegl, Yvonne Volkart, Alexander Hahn, 236 p./DVD, German/English, Kunstmuseum Solothurn/CH, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg/DE (2007) 

Mémoires Astrales d'un Homme Volant/Astral Memories of a Flying Man, Dominique Radrizzani, Ursula Perucchi, Danielle Chaperon, Alexander Hahn, Angelika Affentranger, 72 p. French/English, Musée Jenisch, Vevey/CH (2002) 

O Naturze Rzecze/On the Nature of Things, Alexander Hahn, 36 p. Polish/English, Polish translation Adam Szymczyk, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw/PL (1996) 

La natura delle Cose, Alexander Hahn, 36 p. Italian/English, Link Project, Bologna/IT (1996) 

Personal Records, Alexander Hahn,  72 p. German/English, Kunsthaus Zürich/CH (1995) 

Godzina Iluzji, Alexander Hahn, 48p., Polish translation Kasia Szotkowska, Warsaw/PL (1995) 

Rats/Ratten, Alexander Hahn, Edith Decker, Pavel Mayer, 72 p. German/English, German translation Sybille Weber, DAAD Galerie Berlin/CH (1994) 

Of Shadow & Light, James Minnis, Konrad Bitterli, Alexander Hahn, 36p., English. World Wide Video Centre, Den Haag/NL, Stop Over Press, Berlin/DE 

One Hour of Deception, artist book, Alexander Hahn, 48p. English, Istituto Svizzero, Roma, IT (1991)

Alexander Hahn - Electronic Media, Robert Fischer, Michael LaChance, Alexander Hahn, 48p. German/English, Kunstreihe Pro Helvetia, Zürich/CH (1989) 

A Long Shot of Delft, oneiric novel, Alexander Hahn, 40p., New York (1985)



Press, Articles (list in progress)


Konrad Bitterli, Ein Zeppelin in der Stube, Saiten, St. Gallen, Dec 2005, p. 36-37

Konrad Bitterli and Alexander Hahn, Of Shadow & Light – Riddle of Images. On the Pulsating of Images in the Reflection of a Text, in Alexander Hahn: Of Shadow & Light, 1994

Dany Bloch, Videographia, Paris, 1982, p. 23

Wolfgang Brückle, Viewers of Optics & The Bernoulli Itinerary, Schriftenreihe Kunstmuseum Bern, No.9, 2005

Danielle Chaperon, Les Spectres Délectable de A.H., catalog Alexander Hahn - Mémoires Astrales d’un Homme Volant, Musée Jenisch, Vevey, 2002

Christina Cilli, Le Visioni Pensanti di Alexander Hahn, Arte Argomenti, Rom, May 1991 

Patricia Collins & Richard Milazzo, The New Sleep, cat. Fri-Art, N Y, 1985 

Viana Conti, Alexander Hahn - Luminous Point, interactive DVD and Digital Prints, solo exhibition at the Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo di Villa Croce, Festival della Scienza, Genoa 2008

Viana Conti, Modalities of Esthetic Communication based on the Notion of the Virtual Journey - The Journey of Immobile Man, GUD Design 04, Genoa, Dec 2003, p. 32-36

Viana Conti, Paradigmi della nozione di viaggio, Il viaggio dell’uomo immobile, Genoa 2003, p. 32-37

Dieter Daniels & Rudolf Frieling, Medien Kunst Interaktion, Wien, New York 1999

Edith Decker-Phillips, Memento Moriae, in Alexander Hahn: Rats - Ratten, Stop Over, Berlin, 1994, p. 23-25

Rober Fischer, Digitale Traumforschung des Alexander Hahn, Sphinx, Mar 1987

Robert Fischer, Rêveries d’un moine digital de l’ère post-industrielle, Gen Lock, Sept. 1987

Robert Fischer & Alexander Hahn, Alexander Hahn: Electronic Media, Cahiers d’Artistes, Pro Helvetia, Zürich,1989

Francesca Gallo, L'artista è un nodo della rete - Alexander Hahn tra antico e moderno, online article in La Critica about La Signoria degli Astri, Alexander Hahn’s first retrospective in Italy at the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Ferrara (Sept. 16 - Okt.14, 2007) 

Daniele Gasparinetti, La Natura delle Cose, La Stanza Rossa 25, Jul/Sept 1997, p.18-20http://www.lacrit

Johannes Gfeller, Alexander Hahn, in Dictionnaire biographique de l’art suisse, Zürich und Lausanne: Institut suisse pour l’étude de l’art, Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1998, ad vocem

Samuel Herzog, Alexander Hahn in der Kunsthalle Palazzo, Kunst-Bulletin, Juni 1998, p. 40

Esther Maria Jungo, Regard Symbolique, dans Un Autre Regard,  cat., 1997, p. 42

Slavko Kacunko, Closed Circuit, Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2004. p. 535-536

Michael La Chance, Freeze et moirés dans l’alienation télévisionaire, Cahiers, Vol. 10, 37, Montréal, 1988

Lysianne Lechaut-Hirt, Alexander Hahn, online at New Media Art, Musée Pompidou, Paris, France, 1999

Gerhard Johann Lischka, Alles und Noch Viel Mehr, Benteli, Bern, 1985, p.938 & 991

Alan McClusky, Alexander Hahn, Scope, October 1992

Alan McClusky, Dirt Site, Gen-lock, Dec. 1990

James Minnis, L’Itinéraire de Bernoulli, in Partitions, une exposition réalisée en vidéo, Vidéo indépendante Suisse, (s.l.): 1990-91

James Minnis, Dirt Site, catalog, Video Fest Berlin, 1992

James Minnis, Urbs Turrita - City of Towers. Some questions concerning fate and fragility and Fundamentals of Legerdemain, in Alexander Hahn: Of Shadow & Light, 1994

Nona Nyffeler, Höhenluft, Videoszene Schweiz, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, 1986, 9.34-35

Ursula Perucchi, Alexander Hahn: Sleep - A Second’s Glance, Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Jahresgabe 1999

Ursula Perucchi, Les Premiers Travaux de Alexander Hahn, cat. Alexander Hahn - Mémoires Astrales d’un Homme Volant, expo Musée Jenisch, Vevey, 2002

Richard H. Pichler, Swiss Artists in New York, Vol I, New York, 1985, p. 48-51

Lia Petridis Maiello, Alexander Hahn's Digital Moments of Silence, in HUFFPOST Arts & Culture Sept 19, 2012, article about Hahn’s exhibition Cao Chang di Road, Harvestworks, New York

Caroline Philipp, Alexander Hahn’s Dirt Site (Hauptseminar Humboldt Universität Berlin, 1999)

Dominique Radrizzani, Un Art Péristaltique de la Lumière - A Peristaltique Art of Light, cat. Alexander Hahn - Mémoires Astrales d’un Homme Volant, expo Musée Jenisch, Vevey, 2002

Elfi Reiter, Metropoli immaginarie racchiuse in mondi digitali (Immaginary metropoli encrypted in digital worlds), il Manifesto, Sept 18, 2007, Visione, p. 16

Martha Schwendener, Video/I see, Art Papers, Atlanta, Mar/Apr 1996

Hilar Stadler, Die Vieldeutigkeit der Zeichen, Kunst-Bulletin, Sept 1995, p. 28-31

Urs Steiner, Alexander Hahn: Fahrstuhl ins Reich des Unbewussten, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Dec 28/29, 2002

Sabine Vogel, Schattenspiele im Labyrinth der Ordnung, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Jun 21, 1994

Sibylle Weber, Meditative Bilder: Alexander Hahn untersucht das Fliessen der Zeit, Mediagramm 17,  p. 10, ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Oct 1994,

Sibylle Weber, Elektronische Alchimie,  Turicum, Apr/May 1995, p. 6-16

Sabine Weder Arlitt, Magie des Lichts, Tages-Anzeiger, Aug 05, 1995

Stephen Whitesell, Cyborgs & Other New Machines by A. H., Radio WBAI, New York, 1984

Annelise Zwez, Alexander Hahn im Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Kunst-Bulletin, 2007












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